Tuesday, February 14, 2012

6 Months!

6 months old
16lbs 12 oz
24 7/8 inches

This month I am especially struck by Nora's milestones in life. It has had me thinking back on what she was like when we brought her home from the hospital and what she is like now.

When Nora was born our goal was to get her to finish an ounce. Now she is starting on solids. In August she was wearing preemie clothes and now she is close to fitting into six month outfits. After bringing Nora home, due to feedings, we only slept three hours at a time. Now Nora goes to be at 7pm, has a bottle at 10:30pm, and then sleeps until 6:30 or 7am (most of the time anyway!). When awake, Nora spends her time sitting up, trying to stand (this is really giving my arms a workout), grabbing the dogs, chewing on her hands and toys, smiling, holding onto her feet, laughing, pulling my hair, "talking", and attacking us with her mouth (I think she's trying to kiss us).

Some things haven't changed. Nora still does not like tummy time and doesn't care to push herself up with her arms (even though she has the ability to do so). Our pediatrician says she won't be surprised if Nora doesn't show much interest in crawling and moves to walking when the times comes. She also said that happy babies (like Nora!) are less interested in rolling over because life is just peachy as is. Ha! She does try to roll over pretty regularly though. She just doesn't know what to do with her arm and ends up just chilling out on her side.

One thing remains, and that is how sweet our little girl is. Although it doesn't even seem possible, we love her more every day.

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